CANTO 04 LUCA GARINO – ‘THE WOODCARVER’ one-sided C22
An acousmatic track based on field recordings mainly collected on the mountains of Northern Italy during two different phases of a wood harvest work. Luca Garino (Italy, 1978) is an Italian composer active since 1996 in the fields of electronic and concrete music. He started as self-taught and then continues his research at computer music at LaSDIM (Laboratorio per la sperimentazione e la didattica dell’informatica musicale). Previously active under the moniker of AHV and Psalm’n’Locker, “The Woodcarver” is his first release under his own name.
CANTO 05 DANNY CLAY & GREG GORLEN – ‘BRITTLE’ C40
A delicate requiem for tape loops and synth. A charming exploration in the world of disintegrated sounds. Danny Clay is a composer and sound artist from Ohio, now based in San Francisco, drawing upon elements of American folklore, genealogy, art education, children’s theater, improvisation, digital media and everything in between to make music. Greg Gorlen is an experimental musician living in San Francisco. He produces music and noise using junk, found tapes, and home made cassette loops. He runs the cassette label Turmeric Magnitudes and writing about music for demagnetization blog.
CANTO 06 ABSENT OUTFIT – ‘UNTITLED’ C20
Gently unpredictable successions of concrete, electronic and instrumental sounds that chime, shudder, and wrinkle. Seven sequences salvaged from meandering recording sessions, self-collages from the remnants of forgotten ideas and intentions. Matthew P. Hopkins (Australia, 1978) is an artist based in Melbourne, working with sound, visual art, and writing. His audio work sits loosely within the realm of concrete music. Tim Coster (New Zealand, 1980) is a musician from Auckland, now living in Melbourne. He plays textural keyboard music using synthesisers, effects and cassettes.
CANTO 07 VIDEOBASIC – ‘UNTITLED’ C40
A music magma of junk-electronics, abstract tape loops and proto industrial drones. An acid mix of the early electronic experiments of Pauline Oliveros, the noisy static wall of Maurizio Bianchi and the DIY American weird touch like Nate Young and Aaron Dilloway. Michele Mazzani is one of the most “pure” representative of the Italian underground music scene. In the strangest places you can image as show locations (bivouacs lost in the mountains, crumbling houses, garbage dumps) he organizes live sets that are an unmissable cult for the few people who follow him. His legendary DJ sets played only with tapes recovered in charitable organizations run by the Church is also a must. He lives in an old Romagna-style farmhouse where he frequently organizes shows, festivals and happenings. The farmhouse is also Lonktaar headquarter, his label, which now counts more than thirty releases, ranging from battered psychedelic and rotten noise to Indian travel sound reports. Gabriele Gotini is a master in the art of circuit bending and tape loops. Besides playing in Videobasic and other more or less extemporaneous projects, he runs the music project: Trashsound